Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Can I get a buzz from Massage?

 

What, bizarrely, could be some connection, between gruesome experiments of chopping off frogs or salamanders limbs, and massage?

There may be some link, if slight, and dependent on personal beliefs, in these experiments by Robert Becker. He was an American orthopaedic surgeon and researcher in electrophysiology or electro-medicine. The ‘physiology’ part relates to ‘the physical, the body’. Hence, also see his book: ‘The Body Electric’.

 


He applied electrical charges to the sites of the amputated limbs of these animals. This in some cases caused the limbs to grow back over time, though many people find these experiments unethical, and Frankenstein-like. The aspect related to massage may be in the electrical currents generated.

 

It could be that minimal electrical charges are transmitted via massage and other touch treatments, or in other terms, ‘good vibes’ or ‘positivity’ of some sort. This may be two-way: masseur to client, and vice versa.

 This may be speculation to some people, though we all have energy, movement, etc. Call it a vital essence maybe, that indicates our ‘alive-ness’.  Though of course we are not able to generate enough electricity to power a light bulb. In staying with light-bulbs a moment, there is the cartoon with the word ‘idea’ flashing above a person’s head. So it may not be entirely without any truth.


 Some masseurs may emphasise the electrical aspect more than others. But whatever, massage and other treatments will not be bizarre, frightening, scary, that not being the aim. And you won’t blow a fuse, nor have any bits chopped off you either (the mind boggles!).

 Methinks me jests, with the picture and words of the previous blog, even if a little seeming torture in some treatments such as waxing or sports massage.  It will be as you wish, when services are permitted to resume again, whether or not you get a buzz!

 

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

We'll Meet Again for Massage

 For getting on for nearly a year now, we have all been affected by Covid-19, whether in small, medium, or large ways. This has included massage and associated services, which have been operating intermittently.

It’s not that we are being unsociable, but rather co-operative and acting responsibly in observing limitations ‘for the good of everyone’, ourselves included. This was on a notice I saw in a public place asking people not to leave any bags unattended.


It is good if have lost our panic over the initial outbreak of Covid-19, but we remain careful and sensible, still taking our part, doing what we can, even if some of our feelings have become a bit numbed through habit. This can be so in remembering at times ‘Oops, I’m standing too close to this person’ or ‘Oh yes, I forgot, massage and other services are not available just now’.

But hopefully in time there will be opportunities again to experience touch in massage; the warmth of hot stones or wax; a little pain even (or minimal?!), in waxing, but for good; the relaxing atmosphere of a visit to a masseur/therapist; or whatever pleasantries we may experience again (or anew) from the treatment we desire to have. We can remind ourselves it is not always or only massage that is available.


This will be beneficial to the masseur’s/therapist’s ‘trade’ too, as he/she is able to see clients again, or call them customers, or even friends. This may be so, particularly if a relationship of sorts is formed in a professional capacity, such as in several visits for a course of treatment.

Aspects of massage and other treatments may affect different people in different ways, such as if we are a touchy-feely person; or like the pleasant sensations, such as hot stones or wax; or wish to enhance our appearance through waxing, fat reduction, eyebrow threading, etc. Whatever we may choose, it will surely be of value, as in ‘it’s all good stuff!’

See you soon, hopefully before too long, if for a first visit, or see you again if making a return visit for a massage. We’ll meet again – to change the song a little – we shall know where, at Daniel’s, or a home visit maybe, even if we don’t yet know when.

Friday, 29 January 2021

Touching Times for a Massage Therapist

 

With some things in human life, we may not always appreciate them until we may have to go without them for a while, whether a short of long time. Or at least we may forget the benefits, or some of them, of pleasant experiences, or what we had in the past, but maybe not have now, whether temporarily or permanently.

This could be so with human touch, with the present Covid-19 restrictions, and also relating to massage, where we can sense the human touch of one, two, or even four hands. It surely is of benefit, with human beings having body, soul, and spirit interlinked.


 

We do not have to know the sometimes seeming deep, or hidden, psychological-type things that may be involved in massage. We may simply come along for relaxation; easing of muscle strain; for a pampered treat; or for whatever reason.

Though lack of a sense can indeed be restricting, and sometimes another sense or senses may be heightened to compensate for a missing sense, or a sense of reduced quality. This can be so, if we lack, or are restricted in one or more senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, or touch. Then again, we may ourselves restrict one sense or more (e.g. touch) for a time, whether voluntarily or mandatorily.

 


Come along, when it is possible again, to a friendly and welcoming massage session,  when hopefully the restrictions on touching are removed, if a new customer, or a returning customer, and experience anew, or sense again, what you have been missing.